Easton LaChappelle Create Robotic Limbs That Users Can Control With Their Minds

(CNN) — Ten years ago, Easton LaChappelle was a teen watching YouTube videos on how to build robot arms from LEGOs. Today, he designs low-cost, 3D printed prosthetic limbs that can be operated with the mind.

Ten years ago, Easton LaChappelle was a teen watching YouTube videos on how to build robot arms from LEGOs. Today, he designs low-cost, 3D printed prosthetic limbs that can be operated with the mind.

After graduating high school, LaChappelle was too preoccupied with his mission to enroll in college. Instead, he launched Unlimited Tomorrow, where he developed its flagship product TrueLimb.

The prosthetic arm, which looks and feels very real, uses sensors to read muscles at high resolutions and can be controlled with the mind.

“Our device is controlled using muscles within the residual limb. Some of our sockets might have over 20 muscle sensors within it. Our control system is built around the brain being the main processor instead of trying to replicate it and make assumptions,” LaChappelle said. Alaa Elassar, CNN/@CNN

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